Although a number of tenants have been announced for The Linq, the first-of-its-kind F.A.M.E. has made us especially curious. The venue’s name stands for “Food. Art. Music. Entertainment.” But we still weren’t getting it. So, we decided to track down Chul Park, who works with HIG Management, the group bringing F.A.M.E. to The Linq. The….
Crazy. He’s barely 31, yet comedian George Wallace was recently given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Yes, he paid us to say that. Not the award part, the 31 part. Probably. George Wallace, longtime headliner at Flamingo Las Vegas, was given the prestigious award during the Soul Train Awards weekend at Planet Hollywood back in Nov…..
A popular entertainment fixture on The Strip, “Legends in Concert,” is making its move to a new home, Flamingo Las Vegas, starting Feb. 28, 2013. The show has announced its opening line-up which includes tributes to icons Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart. Grahame Patrick’s portrayal of Elvis Presley probably….
The progressive jackpots seem to be coming fast and furious on The Strip these days. A lucky Wheel of Fortune player, from Texas, won $1.2 million at Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2013. Well, that’s not entirely true. They actually won $1,264,172.64. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “progressive” slot machines are….
The World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) was held at Flamingo Las Vegas, Jan. 1-5, 2013, and the winners of the competition, Timothy Findley and Mike Seivert, won $50,000 in prize money for their expert trash talk and ball handling. Findley and Seivert, who hail from Sacramento, California, played under the team name “Drinkin Smokin….
Donny & Marie, the Las Vegas Strip’s favorite (and possibly only) brother-sister headlining duo, have extended their residency at Flamingo Las Vegas through 2013. The Donny & Marie show was recently voted the “Best Show” in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Review-Journal’s readers also bestowed kudos for “Best All-Around….
We’ll say it right up front. We’ve never gotten “Auld Lang Syne.” Translated, it means “Old Long Since,” which doesn’t exactly make us scream, “It’s a new year, let’s party!” We do, however, want to remember our Las Vegas acquaintances, old and new, so we’ve slapped together some images we captured from the New Year’s….
The world’s largest, longest-running beer pong tournament is back! Flamingo Las Vegas hosts the suds-soaked event, Jan. 1-5, 2013. Think there’s something funny about a World Series of Beer Pong? Would you take it more seriously if we mentioned the competition will pay out more than $65,000 in prize money? Thought so! Beer pong trivia:….
On Dec. 26, 1946, Flamingo Las Vegas opened its doors for the first time. The Flamingo originally cost $6 million. The hotel, and Las Vegas, have undergone a few changes since 1946. For many around the world, the iconic Flamingo symbolizes the essence of Las Vegas. A true classic.
We were delighted, but not surprised, to hear Miss USA Olivia Culpo captured the Miss Universe crown at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2012. Mainly because this blog predicted the contest’s outcome way back in June. See our incredible exhibition of prescience for yourself! Culpo beat out 88 competitors, several of whom we photographed at….
The best Las Vegas tribute show this blog has personally ever seen, “Legends in Concert,” will soon be taking up residence at Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning in Feb. 2013. After a successful, four-year run, the show’s last performance at its current venue, Harrah’s Las Vegas, will be Dec. 30, 2012. Prior to Harrah’s, starting in….
Recent improvements outside the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas have resulted in a prime new spot for people-watching on the Las Vegas Strip. The new patio area, just outside the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, has tables and seating, perfect for checking out the non-stop action on The Strip. Recent construction has also widened the….
We were giddy to receive news yesterday that massive parts of the High Roller observation wheel, the crown jewel of the even-more-massive Linq project, had arrived at the construction site behind the former O’Shea’s casino. The outsized segments, complete with inner scaffolding and ladders, will be assembled to form the support legs of the 550-foot….
This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again. On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny Osmond….
It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….